LEWISBURG, Pa. - Bucknell University has received a grant of more than $132,000 from the ExxonMobil Foundation. Rich Fedock, a 1972 Bucknell graduate and the General Auditor of ExxonMobil presented the check to Provost Mick Smyer during Reunion Weekend.
The grant represents donations from more than 70 Bucknell alumni who work for or are retired from ExxonMobil. Through the ExxonMobil Foundation's gift fund, every contribution from the alumni was met with a matching contribution.
"The gift from our alumni in the ExxonMobil family is generous to begin with, but to have it amplified by the foundation's educational matching gift program is truly special and greatly appreciated," said Provost Smyer. "This program shows the high value the ExxonMobil Foundation places on higher education."
The ExxonMobil Foundation, which was established in 1955, focuses its education initiatives on supporting programs that improve teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Since 2002, the foundation has given nearly $1.5 million to Bucknell through its matching gift fund.
In 2011, Bucknell was one of 920 participating colleges and universities that collectively received more than $26 million from ExxonMobil and its employees and retirees.
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